Children's Mental Health Blog
Having a Trainee Involved in Your Child’s Care
Some parents/guardians may be unsure when they hear that a student or trainee will be involved with the assessment or treatment of their child’s mental health. As a PhD candidate and trainee in children’s mental health for over 9 years, I hope to ease some of these uncertainties.
Mental Health Services that Work!
What do you do if you suspect your child is experiencing depression, anxiety, emotion dysregulation, or unusual temper tantrums or aggressive behaviour? Here are some evidence-based mental health treatments used for common problems experienced by children and teens.
September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day
On September 10th, people will gather in communities across Canada and over 50 countries around the world to show their support to recognize World Suicide Prevention Day.
Overcoming a Rough Start
Mike had a rough childhood: born into poverty and living in subsidized housing, he had seen drugs, violence and abuse. Kicked out of the house at 13, he found Lutherwood’s Safe Haven shelter.
A Champion for Children's Mental Health
Tara Hebblethwaite has an unmistakable passion for her community and life. One would never guess that the composed, accomplished and very active KW native lives with mental illness.
Treading Water When Anxiety Floods His Mind
Brad* had a normal childhood with no problems at home or school and lots of friends. All that changed one September morning as he walked toward his new school. “I walked three blocks when this flood of emotion hit me."
How do Popular Music, Lyrics and Videos Affect Your Youth?
As music becomes increasingly accessible through cell phones, online streaming services and other new technologies, it is important to understand its influence on today’s youth.
Does My Child Need a Psychology Assessment?
“My son worries non-stop about worst-case scenarios.” “My daughter seems down and depressed more days than not.” “My son is bullying another child.” If these concerns begin to interfere with your child’s day-to-day life, a psychology assessment can be highly useful.
Our Students’ Perspectives on Mental Health
In response to a recent news article that referred to Lutherwood youth as "troubled", teacher Emily Cullen gave her students the opportunity to express their thoughts on mental health, the stigma and their experiences at Lutherwood.
Would your children let you know if they were in trouble?
Today’s children and teens face many stressors and outright dangers.How can concerned caregivers set the stage so that it’s more likely that their child will let them know what’s going on when it matters the most?